Saturday, August 24, 2013

El Salvador Soccer Match Fixing

A couple of days ago El Salvador became the latest country embroiled in a soccer match fixing controversy. The countries soccer federation has suspended 22 national team players as they investigate the matches listed below. Raids took place at the homes of 11 players that included seizures of cell phones, tablets, computers and more. Rumors are that prosecutors do have substantial evidence including money laundering. Federation president Carlos Mendez Cabezas stated that El Salvador will not play games until complaints of these matches are resolved.

  • 2-1 loss to the United States in February 2010
  • 1-0 loss to D.C. United in July 2010
  • 5-0 loss to Mexico in July 2011
  • 4-1 loss to Paraguay in February 2012

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